Professor Bojan Zorko from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, is to receive the 2017 World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) Award for Meritorious Service in recognition of the role he has played in developing the veterinary profession in the country. He will receive the Award during WSAVA World Congress.
Bojan Zorko is a Specialist in Canine and Feline Medicine and Professor of Veterinary Radiology at the University of Ljubljana. He is also Director of the International Veterinary Radiology Association for Central and Eastern Europe. He lectures veterinary students and post-graduates, has authored numerous papers and is active in research. His current interest is the use of stem cells in the treatment of dogs with chronic arthritis.
WSAVA President Dr Walt Ingwersen says: “Professor Zorko has made an outstanding contribution to the development of veterinary medicine in Slovenia through his long service to voluntary veterinary organizations and his commitment to teaching and his research. His dedication to life-long learning has been matched by his willingness to support the next generation of veterinarians in his country and to raise standards of veterinary education, both in Slovenia and elsewhere in Eastern Europe.”